Special Issue "Intellectual Property Law in the New Technological Age: Rising to the Challenge of Change?"
A special issue of Laws (ISSN 2075-471X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2017)
Prof. Carys J. Craig
Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Ignat Kaneff Bdg, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto M3J 1P3, Canada
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Interests: intellectual property; copyright law; cultural policy; digital technology; law and the creative arts; free expression; trademark and unfair competition law; patents; cyberlaw and cyberfeminism; gender and equality; international law; legal theory
Each day we seem to encounter a new technological development that changes, in subtle but significant ways, how we consume information, conduct business, manage our personal health, or simply communicate with one another. Inevitably, with such developments, intellectual property (IP) and related areas of the law are implicated. This Special Issue provides an opportunity to explore the challenge to IP systems and structures presented by the rapidly evolving realities of the ‘New Technological Age’. In addition to tackling specific questions that are currently confronting (and confounding) courts and policy-makers domestically and internationally, this Special Issue will explore larger normative questions about how law ought to respond to paradigm shifting technologies. For example, is it possible or even desirable to enact ‘technologically neutral’ laws, or to apply old laws in ‘tech-neutral’ ways? What kinds of regulatory approaches might improve the capacity of our IP laws to adapt to the specific demands of new technological innovations?
This Special Issue seeks articles that focus on any doctrinal, policy, regulatory or theoretical aspect of Intellectual Property in the New Technological Age. Authors are invited to reflect upon the evolving relationship between IP law and new technologies in light of established and emerging stakeholder interests—and the public interest in general. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: the changing role of IP in our culture/society/marketplace; the pursuit of ‘technological neutrality’ in IP law; sites of tension between copyright norms and new digital services; patentability and gene or bio-technologies; trademarks, territoriality and the online marketplace; end-user and intermediary liabilities and remedies; emerging IP management and enforcement strategies; the expansion/contraction of user rights and defences in respect of new technological tools.
Prof. Carys J. Craig
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- Intellectual Property
- Information Policy
- Technological Neutrality
- Digital Technology
- Genetic Technology
- Information and Communication Technology
- User rights